In a little leather book, the kind some men used to use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee.

It has been 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, where Abrams was taken at age 20 by Nazi soldiers and separated from his mother, father, brother and three sisters.

"At night I saw the chimneys and the fire and the smoke," Abrams said, glancing at the tiny midnight blue book that contains details of his living nightmare, including him asking a fellow prisoner about the inferno that smelled of meat.